Istanbul is unique. It is the only city in the world where two continents meet. Enjoy old and new in the cultural capital of Turkey with Istanbul expert Marc Guillet

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Blue Mosque

15/12Blue Mosque in the heart of old Istanbul

The Blue Mosque is one of the great must-see attractions of the old city. In the heart of the original site of the city of Byzantium. The mosque is known for its six minarets and the blue-and-white tiles from the Turkish city Iznik that cover the interior of this sultan’s mosque. After this 17th century... Read more »

14/12Best blogs on Istanbul & Turkey

Leyla Yvonne Ergil has gathered a list of the best blogs on Istanbul and Turkey. My blog Enjoy Istanbul is mentioned too of course. Check them out! ULTIMATE LIST OF EXPAT BLOGS ON TURKEY By: Leyla Yvonne Ergil In: Daily Sabah There are a wide number of expat bloggers in Turkey sharing their experiences and... Read more »
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12/12Strolling through Istanbul with my book

There is no other city like Istanbul. It is the only metropolis in the world that spans two continents. With my self-guided walks you will be able to enjoy both the past and the contemporary in Turkey’s cultural and commercial capital. As Napoleon reportedly said, ‘If the Earth was a single state, Istanbul would be... Read more »

04/12 Salep, a popular hot drink in winter

03/12 All things pickled in Kadıköy bazaar

26/11 Guidebook writer Pat Yale on my e-book

17/11 Walk through Kadıköy and Moda in Asia

30/09 Enjoy unorthodox biography of Beyoglu


19/12Fine dining with top chef Rudolf van Nunen

It was with great anticipation that Marc Guillet ( and I returned to the kitchen of Dutch Chef Rudolf Van Nunen at his new location at Rudolf Restaurant, housed within 10 Karaköy-A Morgan’s Original Hotel, before the official opening set for today Friday 19th December. It has been difficult for any other restaurant to top... Read more »

11/12Top 10 romantic experiences in Istanbul

“Whether you’re on a once-in-a-lifetime Valentine’s Day trip, a honeymoon, or simply looking for love, Istanbul’s exotic mosaic of tastes, sounds and aromas will surely sweep you away.” Top 10 romantic experiences in Istanbul: 1.)    Take a walk at Akinti Burnu (Arnavutköy) along the Bosporus Straight 2.)    Blend into the local crowd at the Bebek... Read more »
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11/09Hip and humor in Mama Shelter hotel

Review and photos by Slawomira Kozieniec Coming to Istanbul means coming to a city of almost 15 million people; those who live here permanently and those who visit this historical metropolis as tourists. Who would imagine, you could find a place almost like your mother’s house in such a metropolis? Cozy, relaxed, informal, warm hearted... Read more »

08/09 Quality fish feast @ Balıkçı Lokantası..

02/09 Recommended hotels in Istanbul

01/09 Street art in Istanbul on free app

21/08 Aegean-Turkish cuisine @ Lokanta Maya

17/08 Turkish & Italian cuisine in Tophane

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